Growthpoint pilots first agile, ready-to-occupy office concept in Cape Town

Newlands on Main in Cape Town.

Growthpoint Properties has launched its first WorkAgility office in Newlands, Cape Town, an agile, office concept that offers flexible, ready-to-occupy offices with no shared or co-working space.

A first for South Africa’s office sector, WorkAgility will be available at six buildings with multiple options each in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

WorkAgility makes it as easy to secure new offices as an online booking for a hotel or BnB by offering a one-click master service agreement, one all-inclusive cost, one point of contact with a dedicated community manager, and it is cheaper than a conventional lease.

It has been designed to be extremely agile, making office leasing nimbler by removing obstacles to occupancy. It measures office needs by workstations rather than square meters. Service agreements are very brief documents, completed digitally and can be finalised within a day – and they can be for periods as short as a year, allowing flexibility for growth and change.

One all-in monthly cost covers everything from fully furnished offices complete with unsecured Wi-Fi, electricity, an office cleaning service, a kitchen stocked with everything including a dishwasher, microwave, crockery, cutlery and frequently replenished tea and coffee, and more.

Fully enabled by backup power and environmentally innovative, the dedicated offices can accommodate from around 20 to 85 workstations and include specialised areas such as meeting rooms and concentration spaces.

A community manager is dedicated to regular office check-ins, connecting employers and their staff with just about anything needed. Growthpoint has a curated list of amenities specific to each location – making it easy to get everything needed for work-life balance in a neighbourhood – meals, au pair services, vehicle license renewals etc.– all through a network of reliable contacts.

Growthpoint intends to expand the WorkAgility concept in line with demand across key business areas in South Africa and commercial property brokers are welcome to work with their clients for WorkAgility office spaces.